Principal's Corner

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”  ~-Brian Tracy

November is one of my favorite months of the year.  It is a reason to reflect and give thanks. We thank you for sending us your very best. 

This month we pay special tribute to Veterans everywhere.  The Principal’s Pick of The Month, America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven. This book tells the significance of “the white table” set in many mess halls as a symbol for and remembrance to service members fallen, missing, or held captive in the line of duty. No one ever sits at this table.  In this story, Katie and her sisters, are asked to help set the white table for dinner as a special gift to their Uncle John. As their mother explains the significance of each item placed on the table, Katie comes to understand and appreciate the depth of sacrifice that her uncle, and each member of the Armed Forces and their families, may be called to give. – a small gift  for such important service, I truly hope that you enjoy this month’s pick.

Our Marking Period 1 Emerald Carpet Awards will take place on the following days:





November 19, 2019

8:30 a.m.

1 & 2


November 20, 2019

8:30 a.m.

3, 4 & 5


November 21, 2019

8:30 a.m.

Schools are closed for student on Tuesday November 5th for Election Day and November 7th – 8th for Teachers Convention. Schools are also closed on November 27th – 29th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Please remember to exercise your right to vote on November 5 th It is especially important that you share your experience with your child/children so that they will grow into productive civic minded adults.

On behalf of Charles H. Stillman School, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to thank you for working with the school on behalf of our children. We believe that student success thrives when home and school form a partnership.


With You For Children,

Ms. Gwynetta Y. Joe